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WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Editor-in-Chief , Ashton Rustemeyer '40
Assistant Editors. Francis Molloy '40, Franklin Bartlett '40
Business Manager, Bernard Murphy '40
Assistant, Bernard Sampson '40
Alumni Editor, Russell Bisbee '41
Exchange Editor, Raymond Johndrow '40
Sports Editors, William Ryan '40, Shirley Rhoades '40
Literary Editors, Velma Brown '40, Jean Everett '40
Faculty Adviser, Mary T. Walsh
Address of Welcome
Prophecy on the Prophetess
Class of '41
Class of '42
Class of '43
Basketball — Boys'
Basketball — Girls'
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HORACE FRANKLIN BARTLETT
Glee Club 4; Tattler Staff 4; A. A. 3, 4.
Faithful to swing
Bashful at times
VELMA STELINA BROWN
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 1, 3; Class Treasurer 2; Class
Secretary 3; Class Vice President 4; Athletic Association 3;
Junior Prom Committee 3: Class Card Party Committee 3;
Freshman Reception Committee 4; Spectator Staff 4; Tattler
Staff 4; Forensic League 3, 4; Vice President, N. F. L. 4;
Entrant Pre-State N. F. L. Tournament 4; Entrant State N.
F. L. Tournament 3, 4; N. F. L. Key 4; Pro Merito 3, 4;
President, Pro Merito 3, 4.
MARY ELIZABETH TETRO BUFORD
Girls' Basketball 1, 4; Glee Club 1; Archery 1.
MYLA ALICE CAMPBELL
Basketball 1, 3, 4; Athletic Association 3; Prom Committee
3; Freshman Reception Committee 4; Spectator Staff 4.
SHIRLEY LOUISE CAMPBELL
Glee Club 1, 2.
LESLIE TOWER COLE "Les"
Chairman of Forensic Food Sale 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3;
Operetta 3: Athletic Association 3, 4.
Troubles no one
RL'TFI EVA DODGE
Pro Mento: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 1, 3: Basketball
1: Athlete Association 3; Food Sale Committee 2: Winner
of Essay Contest 4; Class Will.
JEAN MARGARET EVERETT
Pro Merito 3, 4: Forensic League 3, 4: Glee Club 3: Class
Historian 4: President of Forensic League 4; Feature Editor
of the Spectator; Literary Editor of Tattler 4; Winner of
Third Prize in National Scholastic Contest; Entrant in State
and Pre-State Speech Tournaments 3, 4: Athletic Association
3: Operetta 3; Class History: N. F. L. Key.
Easy to please
MARCIA RITA INGELLIS
Athletic Association 3; Operetta 3; Glee Club 3; Commit'
tee for Class Card Party 3: Committee for Forensic Card
LEOCADIA HELEN JABLONSKI
Operetta 3; Glee Club 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic
Association 3; Co'Captain Basketball Team 4; Committee for
Class Card Party 3; Committee for Forensic Club Card Party
RAYMOND FRANCIS JOHNDROW
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3; Soccer 4; Assistant-Editor
of Spectator 4; Tattler Staff 4: Class Treasurer 3; Executive
Committee of N. F. L. 3; Athletic Association 3: Glee Club
3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Freshman Reception Commit-
Full of mischief
RITA DORIS LaCOURSE
Operetta 3; Glee Club 3: Committee for Class Card Party
3; Committee for Forensic Card Party 3: Athletic Associa-
ANNE LAWRENCE LLOYD
Vice-President 1; Co'Chairman of Forensic Food Sale 3; Com-
mittee for Class Card Party 3: Prom Committee 3: Spectator
Staff 3; Freshman Reception Committee 4: Entrant in Ex-
temps, State N. F. L. Tournament 4; N. F. L. Key 4.
FRANCIS PATRICK MOLLOY
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 4: Soccer 4: Tattler Staff 2, 3, 4:
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 3; Freshman Reception Com-
Full of humor
Pleasant to all
Mass of curly hair
BERNARD FRANCIS MURPHY
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2. 3. 4: Soccer 4: Captain Base-
ball 3; Co-captain Basketball 4; Athletic Association 3: Glee
Club 3: Operetta 3: Senior Dance Committee 4; Junior-
Senior Prom Committee 3: Freshman Reception Committee
4: Home Room Council 4: Business Manager Tattler 4: Ath-
letic Association Committee 3; Senior Card Party Commit-
Full of wit
BARBARA ELIZABETH NASH
Glee Club 3, 4: Committee for Card Party 3: Athletic Asso-
FLORENCE WAKEFIELD PACKARD
Class Secretary 1, 2; Pro Merito; Cheerleader 4; Athletic
Association 3; Spectator Staff 3, 4; Class Grinds.
Full of fun
Assistant Editor of Tattler 3; Prom Committee 3; Operetta
3; Chairman Class Card Party 3; Chairman Forensic Food
Sale 3; Chairman Executive Committee, N. F. L. 3; Glee
Club 3, 4; Athletic Association 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Co-
captain Basketball 3; Captain Basketball 4; Freshman Recep-
tion Committee 4; Girls' Sports Editor of Tattler 4; Debating
4; Forensic League 4; Entrant Pre-State N. F. L. Tourna-
ment 4; Entrant State N. F. L. Tournament 4; N. F. L.
Rates in basketball
ASHTON HYDE RUSTEMEYER
Class Vice-President 3; Class Treasurer 4; Pro Merito So-
ciety 3, 4; Secretary -Treasurer of Pro Merito 3, 4; Prom
Committee 3; Editor-in-Chief of Tattler 4; Class Oration 4.
WILLIAM JOHN RYAN
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Co-captain Basketball
4; Soccer 4; Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association
President 3; Home Room Council 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4:
Operetta 3; Prom Committee 3; Freshman Reception Commit-
tee 4; Tattler Staff 3, 4; Editor-in-Chief Spectator 4.
MARIAN EVA SABO
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 3: Entrant in Pre-State and
State Speech Tournaments 3, 4; Pro Merito: Vice-President
Pro Merito 4; Class Secretary 4; Athletic Association 3:
Freshman Reception Committee 4: Vice-President Forensic
Club 4; Spectator Staff 4: Prom Committee 3.
BERNARD KENNETH SAMPSON
Prom Committee 3: Tattler Staff 4.
Buzzes busily in his Ford
"Sammy" or "Bud"
WINTHROP ALBERT STONE
Glee Club 3, 4; Operetta 3: Prom Committee 3.
DORIS MARION WILLIAMS
Pro Merito: Glee Club 2. 3. 4; Operetta 3; Athletic Asso«
ciation J; Food Sale Committee J; Refreshment Committee
for Senior Party 4; Class Prophecy on Prophetess.
Makes friends easily
HENRY WOODWORTH WILLSON
Athletic Association 3, 4; Glee Club 4; Forensic League 2,
Willing to help
Address of Welcome
Parents, Teachers, Friends:
On behalf of the class of 1940, it gives me
great pleasure to welcome you to our graduation
activities. The past four years will always be
treasured memories which have been made pos-
sible through your untiring efforts. We sincerely
thank each and everyone of you who has helped
us in any way to acquire our education. It is a
great honor to welcome you here tonight, and we
sincerely hope that you will enjoy our Class
Ladies and Gentlemen: I am here to present
to you a marvelous new history book — not one
which begins with the adventures and discov-
eries of John Cabot, Christopher Columbus, and
Sir Francis Drake but a striking new modern
history of the class of 1940 at Williamsburg
High School. Between the attractive covers lay
the exciting adventures of twenty-five young men
These adventures began on September 3, 1936
when sixty-three chattering Freshmen climbed
the high school stairs for the first time. During
the first few days we wandered from room to
room trying to find our places as though we were
in some great metropolis. During the same
month some of the so-called dignified seniors
conducted our first class meeting and we chose
Bill Ryan, president, Marian Sabo, vice presi-
dent, Florence Packard, secretary, and Velma
In the early part of October we looked quite
cute with our head decorations so generously
donated by the seniors. We wonder whose rag
bag was ransacked. Those seniors seemed to have
something against us for some reason or other.
They even tried to make us bring dolls to school
but Miss Dunphy came to the rescue of the be-
wildered "greenies". Anyway we had a lot of
fun at the reception whether the seniors wanted
us to or not.
The rest of the year was rather insignificant,
but the freshmen weren't. We had many A's,
but just as many mischief makers.
In September. 1937, we strolled back and were
certainly glad to be relieved of the freshman
burdens. We felt more important to be sopho-
mores. Many of the original group did not re-
turn that fall. Everyone was sorry to lose Mi-
Baker who had gone to Old Lyme to teach, but
glad to welcome jolly Mr. Melody. He found
a great many basketball players in our class.
There were many boys who went out for base-
This year Bill Ryan was again elected presi-
dent, Florence Packard, vice president, Dick
Watling, treasurer, Velma Brown, secretary, and
Richard Bates, historian.
'Twas September, 1938, and we were at last
among the upper classmen. There were only
twenty-six of us who survived the exams of the
first two years.
Again we chose Bill Ryan as president. Ash-
ton Rustemeyer was elected vice president, Velma
Brown, secretary, and Kenneth Torrey, treasurer.
And again some of our classmen were among
those heroes who excelled in basketball, and we
were proud that they were invited to the Bas-
ketball Tournament at M. S. C.
The day of the biggest affair of the year ar-
rived -our dream since we were freshmen — the
Junior-Senior Prom. The hall was decorated,
the music, gay, the dancing, fun, the people, mer-
ry and the refreshments, abundant. There wa-
ne need to ask if everyone had a good time.
Then the operetta, "The Sunbonnet Girl".
was successfully presented by the Glee Clubs un-
der the direction of Mr. Moran, our music
supervisor. A great many of US were in the
chorus and a few played leading part-
Believe it or not, September. 1939, finally ar-
rived. Twenty-four dignified seniors chattering
like squirrels pranced up the stairs at our usual
pace and took our places in the senior room.
Our first plan of the year was to make life
miserable for the freshmen. Wo weren't too suc-
cessful for they seemed to like initiation. They
all had a wonderful time at the reception because
we weren't allowed to initiate the freshmen.
Our basketball team was honored with an-
other invitation to play at the M. S. C. tourna-
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
merit. Our cla6s surely can boast some real
athletic ability in basketball and baseball, too.
However, the fame of our class lies not alone
in sports. We have seven extremely intelligent
Pro Merito students, and there are five elocu'
tionists who have earned Forensic Keys. This
is an outstanding record.
In May, the Juniors sponsored a 'supercolossal'
prom for us which was much appreciated. We
are not sure it was all given in our honor, but
we assume that it was. Anyway it was a great
success and we had a marvelous time.
And now that June has come at last, we must
conclude this book. Tonight and graduation
night we make two appearances to display our
wit and intelligence, and our appreciation to our
teachers. There is no need to mention how
proud we shall be on graduation night to step
forward and receive what we have looked for-
ward to for four long years — our diplomas.
While spending a short time in Chicago, in
the year 1955, I met SHIRLEY RHOADES at
my favorite eating place. She looked very busi-
nessdike, dressed in a navy'blue outfit, tailored
effect. After inquiring what Ed been doing since
I left school, she told me she was the head
of a television studio and asked me to come up
to see it.
Arriving at her luxurious place of work, she
suggested that we flash on the screen the faces
of our classmates. With a flick of her hand she
showed me ASHTON RUSTEMEYER swing-
ing a baton in one of the most famous night
spots of Harlem. It seemed that he had become
interested in swing after leaving high school and
had formed a fifteen piece orchestra which he
called the "Rusty Swingers". We didn't linger
long with him, but passed on to MYLA CAMP-
BELL, who was a supervisor in a children's home
in Wyoming. She was seated in the midst of a
circle of eager-eyed youngsters all ready for bed,
who were listening fascinatedly to her version of
"Little Red Riding Hood."
Just as Little Red Riding Hood entered and
said, "What a big mouth you have, Grandma?",
we saw FLOSSIE PACKARD giving a vocal
lesson. On the door there was a sign "Mademoi-
selle Packarde, Vocal Instructor." Of all things,
whom was she instructing but HENRY WIL-
SON, who was singing "The Toreador Song"
from II Trovatore. With what gusto! I didn't
suppose he had it in him.
Before we had time to hear the conclusion
of this gorgeous solo, a familiar face was flashed
on the screen; it was none other than that of
BERNARD MURPHY, who was sitting at his
desk busily writing his daily column "Advice to
The Lovelorn." I remembered hearing that sev-
eral years ago he had been disappointed in love.
Suddenly, a messenger boy came up with a West-
ern Union Telegram. I couldn't forget that face
anywhere. It was our friend of all friends, RAY
JOHNDROW. I was really hard-hit. I wouldn't
let myself believe that Ray was actually running
errands for somebody else. But it was so!
Shirley asked me whom I'd like to see next
and I told her— DORIS WILLIAMS. Before
I could wink an eye, I perceived Doris who was
behind the counter of a small country store in
Chesterfield. A large sign over the door stated
that this was the establishment "Dodge, Inc.",
and from the appearance of things they were
doing a thriving business.
From Chesterfield we skipped across the coun-
try to Los Angeles to the palatial theater, "Ma-
jestic", where huge signs displayed the lovely
figure of a girl — none other than ANNE
LLOYD, who had risen to fame through her
introduction of the Hodge Podge dance. Flash-
ing to her dressing-room, we caught a glimpse
of the same vivacious Anne, surrounded by flow-
ers and admirers, but as we passed on to the
next classmate she was shooing them out of the
room so as to make the first curtain.
Back again to New England where we found
VELMA BROWN tending chickens on a large
poultry farm in New Hampshire — a farmer's
wife. Can you imagine Velma as a farmer's wife?
We passed from one unbelievable sight to an-
other. BILL RYAN we encountered at an art
museum in New York, attending an exhibition
of his paintings. He had become a well-known
surrealist and was widely known as the second
To far-ofl China we flashed next — to LES-
LIE COLE, who was doing a fine job of educat-
ing the heathen. We were very much surprised
to find WINTHROP STONE, her assistant, no
longer, plain Winthrop, but Doctor Winthrop
Back again we dashed across the seas to 'Little
Old New York". At Carnegie Hall we found
FRANKLIN BARTLETT conducting his sym-
phony orchestra in a concert. Much to our sur-
prise we saw a burly policeman helping to dis-
perse the crowd outside. Imagine my surprise at
getting a close-up of the face of FRISCO MOL-
LOY, an old classmate.
We left Frisco arguing with a Park Avenue
socialite as to her rights, and passed on to RITA
LACOURSE way down in New Orleans. Can
you picture Rita as a hostess in a grand hotel,
namely, The Orleana? I couldn't, but there she
was and doing a good job of it, too.
The next sight I saw, was a flash of silver
wings. I wondered what it was, and soon found
out that it was SHIRLEY CAMPBELL'S air-
plane. Shirley was now a glamour girl, spend-
ing her spare moments, cruising around the
country in her silver monoplane. She was just
taking off from Rodgers Airport in Honolulu
heading back east to visit her aunt in New York.
What a surprise to flash from Honolulu to New
York to Shirley's aunt's Fifth Avenue home and
come face to face with BERNARD SAMPSON
as a butler. He was busily opening the door and
taking cloaks as Shirley's aunt was having a
tea. With a turn of a button we were taken to
the kitchen where we found BARBARA NASH,
apron around waist, busily making sandwiches
and frosting cakes, as if she had lived in a
kitchen all her life.
Leaving Fifth Avenue we went to the lower
east side where we spied a tall woman standing
on a corner dressed in a Salvation Army bonnet
and cape selling pencils to any passer-by who
cared to stop. What an uplifting position for
our old classmate, RUTH DODGE!
We went from the lower east side to Park
Avenue where we located another classmate,
MARCIA INGELLIS, as a fashion designer.
We looked around her sumptuous apartment and
gathered that she had been very successful.
Across the street from Marcia we found a
dancing school. Signs everywhere proclaimed
that LOGIA JABLONSKI, Teacher of Polka
and Rhumba, would give private lessons from
9 a.m. till 3 p.m., every day but Saturday.
In a small city in Pennsylvania we ran across
a neat, well-dressed, middle-aged woman. She
was standing on the platform in a large auditori-
um giving a persuasive and intellectual talk to
a large group of girls. Just as she was empha-
sizing the fact that others would benefit through
their aid, Shirley turned a button and we were
out on the street in front of a large building.
On the building a sign read, "Y.W.C.A. and
Good Will Institute", MISS B. TETRO,
Most of our class we found in New York, but
there was one member of it whom we had not
yet seen. That was JEAN EVERETT, who was
in London acting as news correspondent for
the United States.
After talking to Jean for a short while Shir-
ley snapped off the television set. I was more
than glad I had run in to her at the "Elmira"
for I really enjoyed seeing what my former
classmates were doing.
Prophecy of the Prophetess
Near the end of the year 1956 Ruth Dodge
and I were in Hawaii. We had just completed
our third trip around the world on the "Conti-
nental Clipper." During our years of travel wc
had visited many of our classmates who had
accomplished great things in life. We had de-
cided to settle down in Hawaii for a time to
write an account of our experiences during our
world tours. For a week we led a hermit-like
existence and then became bored with each
Other. We craved new faces and new voices.
(That usually happens when two women stay to-
gether for any length of time.) Since we were
women of action, we put on our best "bib and
tucker" called a cab and went to "Waikiki
Paradise", the most beautiful night club on the
island. The music was excellent: the food, de-
licious, and the dancers, exquisite. We were
feeling that perhaps after all the world wasn't
such a bad place, when the lights were dimmed.
Our attention was drawn to a small platform on
which the spot-light was directed. There stood
a lovely dark-haired, dark-eyed girl, dressed in
Hawaiian costume, singing the beautiful songs of
the island. We saw her start with surprise when
she saw us hut we couldn't imagine why. We
listened to her lovely singing and joined the
hearty applause which brought her back for an
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
encore. This time, however, she surprised every
one. Instead of singing, she performed a very
intricate native dance. The applause was deafen-
ing, but she refused to sing or dance again. She
came directly to our table and had scarcely
reached us when she said, "Well, you're a fine
pair of pals. Why didn't you let me know you
It was not until that moment that Ruth and I
recognized Marian Sabo, the Idol of the Islands.
Doris Williams '40
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The class of 1940— that
inspiring, intelligent, unconquerable class — is
about to leave its beloved High School. How-
ever, before we leave this hall of learning we
wish to bestow upon the faculty and the under-
classmen some of our most precious possessions —
treasures which have been dear to us throughout
our four years here, and which will always be
cherished in our memories. We also wish to
leave a few much-needed suggestions. We here-
by submit to you our last will and testament.
To the faculty as a whole, we wish to ex-
press our sincere appreciation for everything
they've taught us — and also for those things
which they've tried to teach us.
To Miss Dunphy, our guiding principal, we
leave a roll of cotton batting so that at the
change of classes, she may fill her ears, and keep
on with her work, undisturbed.
To Mr. Merritt, we will a pair of shoes with
iron soles that will make a loud noise when he
walks down the halls and thus warn the students
when he's coming to visit classes.
To Mrs. Warner, who always seems to have
extra work to do, we leave the suggestion that
she employ a messenger boy and a private secre-
tary next year.
To Miss Curran, we leave four dozen pencils
equipped with soft lead and good erasers, and
inscribed with her name. Then perhaps the ones
she loses or lends will be returned to her and
she won't have to borrow one so frequently.
To Miss Walsh, who is leaving us this year,
we leave our best wishes for a very happy future.
To Mr. Foster, we bequeath a fingernail file
so that he can save his little gold jack-knife for
its own purpose.
We leave to Mr. Melody an alarm clock which
will ring every forty minutes during the day and
remind him to ring the bells to change classes.
I don't know how she thinks she can spare it,
but Jeanne Everett wishes to leave twenty pounds
of her weight to Charles Eddy.
Ashton Rustemeyer leaves his bashfulness with
the girls to Lucius Merritt. Do you think you
need it, Lucius?
To Rita Kulash, Marcia Ingellis leaves her
Leslie Cole's soft voice is willed to Arthur
Shirley Rhoades leaves her athletic ability to
some member of the senior class of next year.
You'll have to work hard to fill Shirley's place!
Anne Lloyd and Myla Campbell leave their
excellent cake and cookie station on North St.
to any two worthy members of next year's
Biology class to be used when they go out hunt-
ing Bryophytes or Pteridophytes.
Ray Johndrow wishes to leave his methods of
teasing the girls to Billy Bisbee.
Flossie Packard and Bernard Murphy leave
their sacred corner by the fire escape to June
Bowker and Ted Ames. They request that it be
well taken care of.
To the freshman Junior Business Class, Velma
Brown leaves her knowledge and studiousness.
Barbara Nash leaves her seat in the Senior
room to Richard Culver.
Shirley Campbell's place in the office is left
to any girl who thinks she has the ability to
take temperatures without disturbing a class, as
well as Shirley.
Bernard Sampson leaves to Philip McCarthy
his straight hair.
Billy Ryan leaves his basketball ability to any-
one on next year's team who thinks he needs it.
Rita Lacourse leaves her seat in Spoken Eng-
lish to any person who will enjoy it more than
Logia Jablonski wishes to give to Josephine
Cerpovicz her numerous fits of giggles. Logia
thinks Josephine takes life too seriously.
Doris Williams's fascination for the name
"Bill" is left to Thelma Packard.
Bud Stone leaves his rascality to Donald Wick-
land. Bud thinks Donald is too bashful.
Marion Sabo leaves her flirting ability to Con-
nie Granger and Faith Dresser.
Francis Malloy's remarkable habit of making
appropriate undertone remarks in the wrong
places and at the wrong time is left to anyone
who can master this accomplishment as well as
Henry Willson, Franklin Bartlett and I each
sacrifice two inches of our height to Buddy Ro-
berge, Wilbur Shumway, and Bob Lamagdelaine.
This completes the last will and testament of
the class of 1940 given at the auditorium of the
Williamsburg High School on this 18th day of
June in the year of our Lord, 1940.
Witnesses — all disinterested members of the
Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes.
Through four years we've worked and played:
We've had our share of fun.
And now as we're about to leave
There's something to be done.
In order to acquaint you
With our classmates, one by one,
I shall try to tell you
Of deeds that they have done.
Bill Ryan has been our president
Each year since we began:
We know that's an indication
He'll be a successful man.
Jeanne Everett, our poet,
Has always done her work
To the utmost of her ability:
She never seems to shirk.
Shirley Rhoadcs achieved success
Upon the basketball floor,
And when she took up debating,
There, too, she knew the score.
Ash ton always knows his lesson;
He seldom makes mistakes.
We're sure he'll be a great success
In all he undertakes.
Ray Johndrow is quite a sport;
He likes to tease the girls;
He always finds great pleasure in
Mussing up their curls.
Now Barbara Nash is very small:
We hardly know she's about.
Except, of course, at tunes when
She ju-i ha- to giggle out.
Next we have a shy girl
With pretty curly hair;
A girl with Marcia's good nature
Can't be found everywhere.
Although she's small she has lots of pep,
Vim and vitality plus;
You've probably already guessed that it's Anne
Without even asking us.
She has a lovely singing voice;
She's as jolly as can be.
Marian's a grand girl to have around;
Don't you agree with me?
Franklin — our number one "swing" fan
Has brought us lots of fun.
Although he's been here just two years
He's a friend to everyone.
Francis Molloy can look innocent,
Though his grin sometimes gives him away;
Yet we can be sure that Frisco's around
Where there's a joke to play.
Bette recently joined us
After several years away:
And now that she's back here with us
We hope she's going to stay.
Henry often comes in late;
He's never in a hurry.
Rome wasn't built in a day;
So Henry says, "Why worry?"
Logia always has a smile
For each and everyone.
She seems to enjoy dancing
And having a lot of fun.
He has a sense of humor;
He's an athlete through and through.
In case you haven't guessed yet,
That's Bernard Murphy for you.
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Beneath Bernard Sampson's quiet reserve
A keen wit he does display.
We feel quite sure that he will be
A second Jack Benny some day.
Doris Williams comes from Goshen;
Of Pro Merito rank is she;
We wish her success and happiness
Wherever she will be.
Velma is a high honor student;
With great zeal she works and plays;
She h*as gained a lot of friends in school
Because of her winning ways.
Ruth's another Pro Merito;
She's tall with eyes of brown;
We hear there's a great attraction
For her in her home town.
We have a florist among us;
He's Winthrop Stone, you know;
He can call each flower by its name
And tell how to make it grow.
She's a tall, good looking blonde
The boys just can't resist;
If you aren't acquainted with Myla,
You don't know what you've missed.
Leslie lives in Chesterfield,
But she prefers this town.
Can it be that Smith School boy
Who wants her to stay down?
She has a different boy friend
For every night in the week;
And now we girls are wondering
What's Shirley Campbell's technique.
She has exquisite taste in dress;
She's quiet, and she's sweet;
In the art of making friends with all,
Rita's hard to beat.
The fact I'm not a poet
Is plain as plain can be;
But still I've reached the end,
And that's a joy to me.
I hope I haven't bored you
With all these little rhymes;
If you're not too particular
They may amuse you at times.
Most popular girl
Most popular boy
Best girl dancer
Best boy dancer
Best dressed girl
Best dressed boy
Best girl athlete
Best boy athlete
Best all around girl
Best all around boy
Most talkative boy
Class wit Bernard Murphy
Girl with most pleasing personality Velma Brown
Boy with most pleasing personality William Ryan
Jolliest girls Marion Sabo and Shirley Rhoades
Most bashful girl
Most bashful boy
Most business'like student
Combined weight of class
131 lbs. 12 oz.
ADDRESS OF WELCOME
PROPHECY ON THE PROPHETESS
GRADUATION NIGHT ORATIONS
Peace — For Progress Velma Brown
Forces Making for Peace Ashton Rustemeyer
CLASS MOTTO— Smile at Difficulties
CLASS GIFT — American Flag and Standard
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Mary Elizabeth Buiord
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Class of 1941
First row — Esther Mollison, Josephine Cerpovicz, Robert Newell, Lucius Merritt, Faith Dresser,
Russell Bisbee, Hope Jarvis, June Bowker.
Second row — Henry Kopka, Frederick Allen, Phyllis Sutherland, Lida Miner, Mary Daniels,
Constance Granger, Rita Kulash, Edward Ames, Richard Culver.
Third row — Robert Kearney, Jeanette Wright, Wellington Graves, Robert McAllister, Adelbert
Roberge, Frederick King.
Last row — Jerry Larkin, Leo Dymerski.
Absent — Harold Hillenbrand.
Here we have the Juniors,
The class of Ml.
They don't believe in playing
Until their work is done.
A happy class they seem to be
And studious, indeed!
If they continue their good work
We're sure they will succeed.
Class of 1942
First row — Thelma Packard, Wilbur Shumvvay, Cecelia Soltys, Lucius Jenkins, Doris Dymerski,
Jean Warner, Harry Warner, Dorothy Carney, Doris Sincage, Robert Lamagdelaine, Mar-
garet Stone, Robert Edwards, Audrey Jones. Ralph Bates.
Second row — Nancy Buck, Lena Guyette, Catherine Polwrek, Amelia Kolosewicz. Michael Batura,
Donald Campbell, Eloise Bartlett, Charles Bartlett, Dorothy Stimson, Sylvia Clary, John
Barrus, Mary Kellogg, Grace Tobin.
Last row — Dorothy Fisher, Josephine Ozierynski, Edward Golash, Mavis Wickland, Elizabeth
Allaire, Charles Eddy, Leo Stone, Lois Baker.
Absent — Victoria Michaloski, Burt Sanderson, David West
Here's the class of '4" 1
Quite a large one, it is true,
And when it comes to having tests
The A's are rather few.
They're really very peppy.
Quite often up to tricks.
Never in their seats on time
And always in a fix.
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Class of 1943
First row — Marion Allaire, Betty Damon, Constance Penn, Lester Shaw, Francis Dresser, Geneva
Graves, Arlene Sabo, Mary Bowker, Mildred Shaw, George Molloy, William Bisbee, June
Colburn, Frostine Graves, Shirley Knight, Roger King, Joseph Haigh.
Second row — Ruth Talbot, Carolyn Emerson, Warren Bnsbois, Sophie Guzik, Robert Munson,
Marguerite Pomeroy, Ruth Sanderson, Jean Crone, Norma Wells, Marian Culver, Frank
Munson, Carol Wilson, Eleanor Rhoades, Isabel Murphy.
Third row — Philip McCarthy, Donald Wickland, Bernice Golash, Mary Noyes, Francis O'Brien.
Last row — Arthur Jenkins, Charles Read, Howard O'Brien, Irene Metz, Millard Hathaway.
Absent — Francis Demerski, Donald Howe, Karl Hillenbrand, Walter Kopka, Amelia Kulas,
Theresa Kulas, Lorena Nietsche, Marian Weeks.
Meet the Class of '43
They've been with us a year;
They're clever, smart, and witty,
And noisy, too, we fear.
Talking is their hobby,
Writing notes — their game,
Wasting time — a habit,
Success, we hope, their aim.
What is the purpose of high school? Of
course the main reason that we attend high
school for four years is to learn something.
When wc leave, our minds should be greatly en-
riched, and if they are not it has failed in its
chief purpose. There are several minor purposes
which are also of great importance. When we
enter, we meet people we have never known be-
fore, and we make new friendships which are
invaluable. Also high school serves to stimulate
the mind and make us think and reason things
out through its courses in algebra, science and
mathematics, to mention a few. High school is
also a preparation for greater things to come.
Whether we are preparing to go out to look for
a job or to go to college, we should have as a
foundation a high school education. The kind of
work a person will do in later life may be judged
according to the work he does in high school. It
is up to us as students to help the school to
achieve these aims by our cooperation. Unfor-
tunately, some people cannot see this and they
waste their time in school and don't do any
homework. Too late they realize what high
school could have done for them had they only
been willing to cooperate. So, in the future let
us be more cooperative and let high school ac-
complish its purpose.
Ashton Rustemeyer, '40
Many critics have denounced Swing as being
detrimental to the minds of young Americans.
But actually this is not so, for Swing is no more
harmful than the most renowned symphony or
opera. It occupies much of the young peoples
time, which might be spent in activities that
would be harmful to them.
These critics also reject the practice of swing-
ing the classics, in fact the whole of Swing music.
They give as their reason that there is no music
to Swing. There is really no basis for these state-
ments, only prejudices. The only possible reason
for these absurd statements is that not all swing
music is written, for some is improvised. This
really gives the musicians a chance to create and
present their own musical ideas. Even if these
musicians never read a note, they would still be
A group of these critics recently wrote to the
Federal Communications Commission proposing a
censorship of all music broadcast, and excluding
the classics that were swung. This was, of course,
out of the question, for it was in direct contrast
to our democratic ideals. They stated that it
distressed people who were against swinging the
classics. There is no law compelling these people
to listen to this music which distresses them.
Who has a better right to turn it off? As long
as our government remains a true democracy,
we the people will have the right to choose the
kind of music we listen to.
The idea of denouncing the products of oppos-
ing businessmen is unethical from the stand-
point of good salesmanship in any business.
There is no reason why music should offer an
Swing music has been with us in one form
or another since the early days of the negro
spiritual. And in spite of these critics, it will
continue to be an American form of musical ex-
pression. It may change its name, but it will
still have that 'swing'.
Franklin Bartlett, '40
AMERICAN YOUTH OF TODAY
The American youths of today in the United
States Army are better fit physically, have a bet-
ter education, and are more intelligent than the
roldiers of any other regular army in the world.
This is so because the requirements tor entrance
into the United States Army are higher than
those in any other country in the world.
That is one side of the picture. There is,
however, another side which isn't such a pleas-
ant one. This concerns the large number of re-
jections of applications tor enlistment in the
army. In southern New York, 3 2 per cent of
the applications have been rejected because of
the physical unfitness of the applicants.
That something ought to be done to remedy
this situation is evident. There are many ways
to improve the physical condition of the young
people of America. One way to do this is to
have at least one period a day for physical in*
■traction in every grammar school, high school,
and college in the United States. It is true
that many schools already have a period for
physical instruction every day or twice a week.
There are, however, many other schools in which
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WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
THE ZERO HOUR
The air was heavy with mist. Little streams
of water trickled down the sides of the muddy
trenches and emptied into the ever-deepening
muck lining their bottoms. All was still except
for the constant dripping of the water. In the
dingy trenches the men were waiting quietly.
Whispered from man to man came the order for
an attack at two'thirty. Craig looked at his
watch. By the glimmer from a smoky oil lamp he
could see that it was twentynine minutes past
two already. The air pressed heavily against his
face. His blood throbbed. Visions passed before
his mind. He saw his home, his mother looking
at the list of the dead, knowing that any minute
she might read the name of her son. He saw
his brother somewhere out in the black — waiting.
When were they going? Hadn't the minute
passed? It seemed like hours. He leaned against
the slimy duckboard. His head pounded and his
limbs ached. Wait! What was that? Somewhere
down the trench a whistle had sounded. Near
him another whistle took up the order and
screamed it on. Instantly the scene changed. It
was no longer quiet. The air was filled with
screaming shells, and the boom of the artillery
lent a background to the clamor. The released
men swarmed from the trenches and charged
across the field into the spattering fire of the
As they charged on, the enemy fire took its
toll. Craig saw comrades fall on left and right,
but he kept on. The concussion from an explod-
ing shell threw him to the ground. As he tried
to get up, the feet of smoke-blinded men tram-
pled him down again. They passed over, and
though Craig was badly dazed, he recovered the
use of his feet and went on stumbling after them.
They had covered most of the field now. Right
before them were the blazing trenches of the
enemy, and stretching away behind them lay the
reddened fields, the dead and the wounded. The
scene was more horrible now. Fighting at close
range was always more horrible, Craig thought.
Hand grenades tossed into the oncoming ranks
blew their victims to pieces. Trench mortars
hurled their charges which landed with such
incredible force that they tore huge holes in the
earth, sometimes swallowing an entire regiment.
Men gaped at the bloody holes where arms and
legs had been; and some poor creatures went on
living in dreadful agony long after they should
have died. It was this horror that drove Craig
on — on towards another slimy trench — on to
the murderers of his comrades. He was very
near now. As he stooped to untangle some death
clinging barbed wire from about his ankles, the
deadly rake of a machine gun sent him to the
ground. The smoke cleared away and all was
still again for Craig. War had claimed one more
Francis Dresser, '43
Life's before you; run and grasp it.
Do not let your hopes be dulled.
Life's illusive; Life is tricky,
And you who dream will soon be lulled
Into deep and peaceful slumber,
Whence the lulled one wakes to sorrow,
Trapped too well in life's own pitfall —
"There's no rush, there's still to-morrow."
Dreamers? Yes! But dream by doing.
Dream your dreams but be their master.
Men of worth have all had visions —
Visions making hearts beat faster —
Visions while they toiled and slaved
Just to make those dreams come true.
Come, my friend, let us be doing.
Perhaps this fame will come to you.
Wake up then! Rise up you sluggard.
Great th'oughts ever go for naught
Without some action; without doing
Where is the success you sought?
Rise up then, and let's be starting
On life's long and uphill climb.
Let us dream and still be ready
For the mark we'll make on Time.
Bernard Sampson, '40
The audience quieted as the graduates marched
down the aisle and took their places. Each grad-
uate was surveyed critically by anxious and beam-
ing parents. The principal rose and started his
introductory speech. The class sat up straighter
and appeared to be listening intently. The affect
was not marred if one overlooked the girls' jeal-
ous glances at each others' gowns and the fact
that the boys almost glowed because of their
In the midst of all this, in the very center of
the platform, sat the class president. He was
beginning to feel a trifle "scared". After all,
there was his speech to think about, and quite
a long one too, although the teachers all declared
emphatically that it was just the right length.
Thinking of the speech depressed him. Perhaps
if he thought of something else — oh, yes! — his
years in high school. Now that they were over,
he had to admit they had been fun and worth
while, too. The first two years had been spent
with the other boys — not much studying, play-
ing at sports, wasting time, assuming no respon-
sibility. But then his father had died. It had
been terrible; but everyone had to admit that it
had done him good. He had been wild before
then — wild, foolish, willful, and head-strong. The
neighbors had marveled at the change in him
after his father's death. The times had been hard
at first; but soon he was used to them. Mom
hadn't let him quit school.
She declared that they could manage, and
they had. How she had worked to raise her fam-
ily right! The "kids" all helped, working when-
ever they could. He worked Saturdays and after
school. Much to the coach's disappointment, he
gave up sports. That had been hard for him to
do, loving them the way he did; and besides
the coach said he was a good athlete. He had
passed all his subjects easily. Mom would have
been so upset if this had not been so. Well, try-
ing hard did it. All the fellows liked him, even
if he didn't have time for all the nonsense they
enjoyed. Gosh, here he was, president of his
class! It made him proud to think of it. Mom
had been so happy when he told her. That had
been a long time ago, though, because he had
been president for the last two years.
Golly, thinking of that speech again made
his knees tremble when he looked at the audi-
ence. That sea of faces seemed huge to him. He
let his thoughts wander back to his home again.
They had an awful time when all the "kids"
caught the measles. Mom let him leave school
for two weeks then and work, because nobody
would send her washings. He looked down at
his new suit. How Mom had scrimped so he
could have new clothes for graduation. Mom
said that he should be just as nicely dressed as
anyone else, especially since he was delivering
such a good speech. Everything was all right
now, though. High school was over, and best
of all, there was a job waiting. Yes, sir — a job!
Good pay, too. Mom wouldn't have to work
The principal was finished. His speech came
next. The audience sat up. Here was something
different; the principal's speech had begun to
bore them. The class president smiled and
stepped forward confidently.
Arlene Sabo, '43
WELCOME SPRING WITH A SONG
When the winter is gone
With its ice and snow,
When the earth takes a yawn
And things start to grow,
When the birds have come back
In their brightest array,
And the bees keep on buzzing
Day after day —
After living through a winter so long
It's time to welcome spring with a song!
The apple-green leaves
Against the pale blue sky
Make the younger people gay;
But the old people sigh,
For the beauty of nature
Is music to their ears;
It strengthens their convictions
And takes away their fears.
Oh! After living through a winter so long
We should all gladly welcome the spring with a
You awake in the morning
To the sounds of croaking frogs,
Mingled with the barks and growls
Of neighbors' carefree dogs.
Your friends all greet you cheerfully
As they go on their way
To use their excess energy
In working or in play.
Oh! After bearing winter so long
Be happy and welcome spring with a song!
The tulips are blooming;
The wild flowers debate
"Will I blossom now,
Or had I best wait?"
Many wedding bells chime.
The world's making progress,
Now it's apple blossom time.
Oh, it's time to be happy! Hit the top with a
For now we shall welcome spring with a song!
Ruth Dodge, '40
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Northampton is the home of Jonathon Ed'
wards, Carnegie People's Institute, Calvin Cool'
idge, and Smith College — also Smith Charities.
These charities were provided by Oliver Smith
who was born in Hatfield on January 20, 1766.
When he was but a year and a half old his father
died. Later he received $500 as his share of his
father's estate. Because he was shrewd, thrifty,
and economical, he had acquired a good fortune
before he was 30 years old. He was not very
popular with his neighbors who called him an
odd person. He was a Unitarian who sympa-
thized with the middle class. Even though he
had represented his town in the State Legisla-
ture, he did not seek political office.
Although his educational opportunities were
limited, Oliver Smith was a very successful busi'
ness man. He always preferred to make invest-
ments at a small profit rather than to risk with
the hope of obtaining large gains. As a result of
his shrewdness, when he died on December 22,
1845, he left an estate valued at almost $400,-
His will provided funds to build an agricul-
tural school and money to be given to girls, boys,
and women under certain conditions.
It was contested by the heirs-at-law that Theo-
philus Phelps, one of the witnesses, was incom-
petent because of insanity. With Daniel Webster
defending the will, the case was brought up in
the Supreme Judicial Court at Northampton in
1847. It was one of the most outstanding con-
troversies that had ever taken place in the Con-
necticut Valley. The will was sustained by the
Oliver Smith's bequest of $30,000, providing
for an agricultural school, was to be managed
and improved by the trustees who were in charge
of his will. Until sixty years from his death,
the interest was to accumulate from this money,
which would also be used for purchasing tracts
of land for the school.
Another part of Oliver Smith's will includes
the sum of $360,000. This fund is known as
Smith Charities. The beneficiaries of this fund
must live in Northampton, Hadley, Hatfield,
Amherst, Williamsburg, Deerfield, Greenfield, or
Whately. A boy who joins this charity must be
under eighteen years of age; he must be bound
out in a good, respectable family: he must have
a common school education and he must be in-
structed in farming or some trade. After he has
finished three years of work, at the age of twen-
ty-one, he receives a loan of $500 which bears
interest annually for five years. If his work has
been well done and his conduct has pleased the
trustees, he receives this money with compound
interest. This benefit was intended, first, for in-
digent boys, second, for boys having neither
father nor mother, third, for boys having only
one parent living, and last, for those having both
their father and mother living. If the young
man marries during the term of his apprentice-
ship, he forfeits his claim to all of the pecuniary
aid which is derived from these charities. In
case of sickness he receives aid provided that
such relief does not exceed the sum of $500 in
addition to the compound interest.
In order to join this charity a girl must be
sixteen years of age. She must be bound out in
a good, respectable fam ly and have a good, com-
mon school education. Since she cannot be em-
ployed in any kind of trade or in a shop or
factory, the girl must learn the art of house-
keeping, in which she will be bound out. At the
age of eighteen her work will be finished. If
she did her services well during her apprentice-
ship, and if her character and conduct have satis-
fied the trustees, at the time of her marriage
she receives the sum of $300 and the interest
which has grown from this sum, since her eight-
eenth birthday. But if she marries before her
eighteenth birthday she forfeits her claim to this
sum of money. Any girl who has rendered her
services successfully during her term, and is un-
married, may receive the sum of $300 as a gift
at the age of thirty years. In case of sickness the
girl receives aid provided that such relief does
not exceed the sum of $300 in addition to the
compound interest. The indigent girls are first
in order to receive this will, then the orphans
with neither father nor mother, the orphans with
only one parent living, and last, those having
both parents living.
An indigent young woman who is about to
marry is granted a marriage gift of $50 provided
that the man whom she is about to marry has a
good moral character and industrious habits. An
indigent young woman who applies for this gift
must be between the ages of eighteen and forty-
five years of age, and must have the ability to
read and write as the least educational qualifi-
cation. Also, to be eligible she must sustain a
good moral character, and must be a registered
voter in one of the eight towns mentioned, if
her parents do not reside in one of these eight
Any widow whose children are not above
eighteen years of age, receives a sum of $50
every year provided that she sustains a good
moral character and industrious habits. If she
is not a registered voter in one of the towns be
fore mentioned, she must have resided in one of
these towns for at least a year and a half before
her application is made out. The widow's child-
ren also may be legally adopted. But after her
youngest child has reached the age of eighteen
years, she receives the money no longer.
Oliver Smith, greater in death than in life,
was never very popular with his neighbors or
friends, but he has done much for them. The
Smith Agricultural School and also the Smith
Charities which we have today, are very bene-
ficial to us.
Josephine Cerpovicz, '41
Laughing maidens, what a treasure,
Like a cup brim full of pleasure,
Like a cooling spring that bubbles,
With its music drowning troubles.
Smiles can make a pathway brighter
And the wheels of life run lighter;
Even sneered-at country grinning
Makes a maid look bright and winning.
THE FROGS IN THE SPRING
Across the road from my house,
In a little dingle dell,
The Froggies stay awake at night,
Their stories sweet to tell.
Johnny peeped to Janie,
"See that full moon up above?
And I ask you very sweetly,
Will you be my lady-love?"
Janie said to Johnny,
In her own sweet froggy way,
"Won't you sit and peep for me
Until the break of day?"
So Johnny sat and peeped his love,
Until the sky grew light,
And Janie gave her answer.
"We'll be wed tomorrow night."
I'm sure they're very happy,
For we hear them peep and woo
From nearly dusk to early morn
As all true sweethearts do.
Frostine Graves, '43
Oft I've seen in many places
Lovely smiles on homely faces.
Maid, if you will be beguiling
Never cease to greet all smiling!
Jean Everett, '40
ON BEING SCARED AT NIGHT
Don't think I'm scared, oh no — not me!
For I'm as brave as brave can be,
But when it comes to going to bed
I like to crawl right in with dad.
It is springtime in the country,
And the trees are sprouting leaves;
The air is full of music
Of the birds and honey bees.
It's the time we've been awaiting
Since the winter snows set in;
Soon the air and sun will warm us
And the summer sports begin.
Sometimes I see things big and tall;
Sometimes they're not there at all;
Sometimes they're happy, but when they're sad
1 just crawl right in with dad.
First it's fishing — gaily fishing
For that first big rainbow trout
Then it's baseball, good old baseball
Till the umpire shouts, "You're out.'
Sometimes they're witches, goblins too:
And sometimes they look right at you.
When they look angry and get too mad
I just crawl in bed with dad.
Betty Damon, '43
It's springtime, yes, it"> --pnngtime
In this good old land of our--.
When the air is full of music
And the woods are full of flowers.
George V. Warner Jr., '39
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Seated — Florence Packard, Jean Everett, Ruth Dodge, Ashton Rustcmeyer, Doris Williams, Mary
Daniels, Richard Culver, Lida Miner.
Standing — Marion Sabo, Faith Dresser, Rita Kulash, Russell Bisbee, June Bowker, Josephine
Cerpovicz, Velma Brown.
The Pro Merito Society is made up of fifteen
members; seven are seniors and eight are juniors.
In the fall the following officers were elected
from each group:
President — Velma Brown
vice-president — Florence Packard
Secretary-Treasurer — Ashton Rustemeyer
President — Russell Bisbee
Vice-president — Lida Miner
Secretary-Treasurer — June Bowker
On October 14, 1939, the annual Fall Con-
vention of the Western Massachusetts Pro Meri-
to Societies was held in Easthampton.
After the junior and senior business meetings
dinner was served in the Congregational Church.
After dinner the program presented in the new
auditorium of the high school included talks by
Raymond H. MacNulty, adviser of the West-
field chapter, and Charles G. Tucker, adviser of
the Lee chapter. Winthrop S. Welles, head of
the department of education at Massachusetts
State College gave the main address. There was
also music by the Easthampton High School
band and orchestra. In the afternoon the con-
vention delegates were guests of Williston
Academy at the Williston-Suffield football game
on Sawyer Field.
The annual Spring Convention was held at
Greenfield High School on May 11, 1940. Five
members of our society attended. Three hun-
dred delegates from 22 schools were present. In
the morning there was the usual business meeting
after which luncheon was served. The speaking
program after lunch included addresses by Ed-
gar Burr Smith, principal of Greenfield High
School and H. Russell Mack, state superinten-
dent of secondary education, who took as his
subject, "Youth and Education." The conven-
tion concluded with a baseball game between
Greenfield and the Massachusetts State freshmen.
Seated — Velma Brown, Ashton Rustemeyer, Miss Mary T. Walsh, Jean Everett, Bernard Murphy,
Standing — William Ryan, Bernard Sampson, Franklin Bartlett, Russell Bisbee, Francis Molloy,
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Standing — Anne Lloyd, Velma Brown, Robert Newell, Marion Sabo, Shirley Rhoades, Jean
Seated — Faith Dresser, Russell Bisbee, Mrs. R. A. Warner, Miss Mary T. Walsh, Lucius Merritt,
The members of the Forensic Club met June
7th, 1939 and elected Jeanne Everett, president,
Velma Brown, Vice-president, Marion Sabo, sec
retary, and Russell Bisbee, treasurer. It was
voted to hold food sales in Chesterfield, Goshen
and Williamsburg. The Haydenville group chose
to run a card party. These undertakings proved
Williamsburg High School entered the pre
state tournament held at Hadley, February 29th.
Two of the contestants, Marion Sabo and Lucius
Merritt, both in the humorous division, placed
in the finals.
On March 29th Mrs. Warner, Mr. and Mrs.
Merritt, Robert Otis and ten speakers drove to
Concord. While touring this historical section
they saw "The Old North Bridge", and Emer-
son's, Thoreau's, Hawthorne's, and Alcott's
homes. The afternoon was filled with work for
all — speaking for the ten contestants and judg-
ing for the rest of the group. Although the Wil-
liamsburg contestants did not place, it was good
experience and great fun. Saturday evening a
banquet and a ball were enjoyed by all. The
group returned home Sunday.
Standing — Edward Golash, Edward Ames, Michael Batura, Leo Dymerski, Robert McAllister.
Kneeling — Harry Warner, Donald Howe, Co-Captain Bernard Murphy, Co-Captain William
Ryan, Francis Molloy.
Boys' Basketball Team
Williamsburg High turned out one of the best
basketball teams it has ever had. Although
Burgy played many schools out of its class the
Green Wave won 9 games and lost 7. Coach
Philip Melody had three vets, Bernard Murphy,
Bill Ryan, and Ted Ames to work with, and with
many new-comers he moulded t gether a team
which came in second in Franklin League com-
petition. This year the basketball team won a
new record for Williamsburg High School. It
defeated Clarke School for the first time in the
history of sports at Burgy. Many of the games
that Burgy lost were lost by very small margins;
the Franklin League championship was lost by
one point. The light lor this championship was
a bitter struggle among Clarke School, Charlc-
mont and Williamsburg. The outcome of the
struggle saw Clarke School in first place, Burgy
in second, and Charlemont in third. Burgy's
loss was undoubtedly due to the lack of reserve
material. The team, as it did in 1939, received
an invitation to play in the M.S.C. tournament.
Burgy won over Petersham in this tournament.
Each player participating received a medal. Bill
Ryan and Bernard Murphy are graduating in
June, but Coach Melody hopes to produce an-
other fine basketball team again next year.
Summary of Games
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Seated- -Cecelia Soltys, Doris Dymerski, Myla Campbell, Captain Shirley Rhoades, Mary Bowker,
Rita Kulash, June Bowker.
Standing — Cheerleader Florence Packard, Irene MeU, June Colburn, Logia Jablonski, Bernice
Golash, Bette Tetro, Cheerleader Thelma Packard.
Girls' Basketball Teann
This year our girls' basketball team broke even
by winning half and losing half of their games.
The girls were more enthusiastic this year and
fought hard to the finish, trying their very best.
At the beginning of the season a meeting was
held and the following officers were chosen to
lead them through the season: Co-captains,
Shirley Rhoades, Logia Jablonski; and Manager,
Charlotte Otis. At this time it was voted to
purchase new uniforms. The girls bought very
attractive suits, and the team made a good ap-
pearance on the floor.
Their first game was with the Arms Academy
girls, and they lost this game, but the girls
showed "fighting spirit" and promised a good
season on the floor. In their next appearance
they met a strong Alumni team and were nosed
out by two points; but they played better than
before and their hopes were still high. They
then met the Hamp "Y" girls and beat them
by one point in a low scoring game. They also
beat them in a return game. With these two
victories they went into the Franklin League
with spirits aroused, and they came out well by
winning three and losing three. They defeated
Sanderson Academy twice and Charlemont once;
but they fell to Powers twice and Charlemont
This year the team will lose Shirley Rhoades
and Logia Jablonski, Co-captains, Myla Camp-
bell and Bette Tetro through graduation. But
with June Bowker and Rita Kulash, the main-
stays, as well as many other future stars, next
year's team may be labeled a success.
Summary of Games
Seated — Leo Dymerski, Robert Kearney, Jerry Larkin, Robert McAllister, Raymond Johndrow,
Bernard Murphy, Harry Warner, William Ryan.
Standing — Manager Frank Soltys, Edward Ames, Francis Molloy, Ralph Bates, Edward Golash,
Coach Philip Melody.
Fifteen candidates reported to Coach Melody
for the initial practice. Out of this number six
are veterans. The other three positions arc wide
open but should be capably filled by the new-
comers. The boys had only one week of practice
before they won the first game over Clarke
School 8 to 3. This year only eleven games are
scheduled due to the lateness in getting started.
The schedule includes games with Smith School,
Smith Academy, Sanderson Academy, Easthamp-
ton, Clarke School and Belchertown. Four play
ers will be lost through graduation. They are
Ray Johndrow, who has done an excellent job
of catching for the past three years, Bernard
Murphy and Bill Ryan who have turned in some
fine pitching, and Frisco Molloy who has held
down his position in fine style for several sea-
sons. High hopes are held for a very successful
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Seated — Charles Eddy, Francis O'Brien, Bernard Murphy, Raymond Johndrow, William Ryan,
Second row — Coach Philip Melody, Harry Warner, George Molloy, Edward Ames, Robert
McAllister, David West, Edward Golash.
Third row — Jerry Larkin, Michael Batura, Lucius Merritt, Francis Molloy, Leo Dymerski.
This year marked the introduction of a new
sport at Williamsburg High. Burgy entered the
Hampshire Soccer League which included teams
from Holyoke High, Hopkins, Smith Acade-
my, Smith School, Holyoke Vocational and
Easthampton. The call for candidates was an-
swered by 25 boys. Most of these knew noth'
ing at all about the new game, but they were
eager to learn. They didn't win very many
games but they did learn the finer points of the
game and with most of the boys coming back
next year Burgy hopes to have a stronger team
than it had this year.
President — Allen Bisbee
Vice-President — Chester King
Secretary — Thomas Barrus
Treasurer — Marjorie Damon
Mrs. Hubert Smith
Miss Anne Dunphy
Mrs. R. A. Warner
Mary T. Walsh
Daughter to Pauline Packard Atherton '36.
Son to Roger Warner "31.
Daughter to Austin Snow '31.
Daughter to Helen Nash Watling '32.
Helen Childs '39 to Frank Cicconi.
Doris Newell '39 to William Webb.
Hazel Packard '39 to Frank Taylor.
Hazel Torrey '39 to Bernard McAvoy.
Edward Foster '25 to Edith Derosia.
Phyllis Baker '31 to John Deming.
Gertrude King '34 — Bridgewater State Teach-
Sheila Swenson '36 — Smith College.
Robert Bisbee '37 — Parks Air College.
Evelyn Rustemeyer '35 — North Adams State
Eleanor Wheeler '35 — North Adams State
Bernice Bickford Hathaway '36.
CLASS OF 1939
Dorothy Algustoski — Home.
Richard Bates — Home.
Helen Batura — Home.
Jane Bickford — Smith School.
Jean Carney — Working in Longmeadow.
Helen Childs — Mrs. Frank Ciccone.
Barbara Edwards — Working in Haydenville.
Ruth Evans — Northampton Commercial Col-
Carlton Field — Smith School.
Stacia Golash — Working in Williamsburg.
Warren Gould — Working as printer's ap-
Rita LaFlamme — Working at Hampshire
Barbara Lloyd — Northampton Commercial
Frances Metz — Secretary in Hartford.
Doris Newell, Simsbury — Mrs. William Webb.
Norma Nietsche — Working at Williamsburg
Donald Otis — Home.
Edith Packard — Northampton Commercial
Hazel Packard, Williamsburg — Mrs. Frank
Betty Penn — Home.
Doris Sabo — Smith School.
Virginia Shumway — Secretary at Shumway ^
Riley Plumbing Company.
Francis Soltys — Post Graduate at Williams-
Burg High School.
James Stone — Home.
Raymond Stone — Smith School.
Hazel Torrey — Mrs. Bernard McAvoy.
George Warner — Post Graduate at Williams-
burg High School.
Janice Wells — Noith.impton Commercial Col-
Phyllis West — Smith School.
WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
AMERICAN YOUTH OF TODAY
(Continued from Page 22)
no time is given to physical instruction. In some
of the latter cases it is almost impossible to in-
elude this kind of education in the school pre
gram, but in most cases it could and should be
Many people think that to devote a certain
part of each school day to physical instruction
would only result in giving less time to mental
and moral instruction. This, however, is not the
case. Physical instruction would improve the
mind in that it teaches one to think and act
quickly by co-ordinating mind and muscle. It
also improves the moral standard of the youth.
If a person uses his spare time in building up
his body, he has less time to get into trouble.
If necessary, the school day could be lengthened
by an hour or so in order that the time spent
on physical education would not take time away
from the regular school program.
Let us hope that in the near future, a period
for physical instruction will be included in all
school programs so the American youth of today
and tomorrow will be better fit both physically
and mentally for the future. Francis Molloy '40
Oh, we are classmates;
We come from Burgy High;
We study and we play
Through all the livelong day.
Now we must leave school,
And it is sad to go;
Though happy memories
Will last we know.
Now our four years are through;
We wish to bid adieu,
With thanks to all our teachers
And to all the friends we knew.
Oh, we are classmates;
We're leaving Burgy High;
We know our chemistry
We know our Latin
And all our English, too,
And these will be of help
In what we do.
Words by Marian Sabo '40
F. N. Graves & Son
WM. J. SHEEHAN
Packard's Soda Shoppe
OPPOSITE TOWN HALL
School Supplies, Magazines, Greeting Cards
FILMS AND DEVELOPING
Hoods Ice Cream McKesson Products
FOUNTAIN & BOOTH SERVICE
for every sport
T. A. PURSEGLOVE
15 State St. Northampton
and Small Leather Goods
HARLOW LUGGAGE STORE
28 Center Street Northampton
Zippers Repaired and Replaced
J. STEWART MOLLISON
NORTHAMPTON TO PLAINFIELD
Class oi 1940
George A. Munson
TEL. 34-2 CHESTERFIELD
NUTTING'S OIL SERVICE
Range Oil Motor Oil
TEL. 1816-M NORTHAMPTON
TEL. 1816-1 FLORENCE
Where Do You Want to Be a Year From Now?
This book will help you to decide
• What Do You Want To Be? $2.00
By George H. Waltz, Jr.
A career book for boys
Includes: Choosing a Career; Aviation; Medicine; Engineering; Crime Detection; Radio;
Television; Journalism; Photography; Commercial Art; Exploring; Farming; Forestry; Teaching;
Coaching; Government; Business; Manufacturing; Banking.
HAMPSHIRE BOOKSHOP, NORTHAMPTON, MASS.
C. A. SHARPE, Inc.
16 Crafts Ave.
Maytag Washers and Ironers
Hart Oil Burners
Radios — Expert Service
G. H. Stanton
West Chesterfield, Mass.
QUALITY FURNITURE— MODERATELY PRICED
Telephone 2514- W 18-20 Center Street Northampton, Massachusetts
Northampton Commercial College
"The School of Thoroughness"
JOHN C. PICKETT, Principal
45th YEAR 45th YEAR
When in need of
Clothing, Furnishings/ Shoes
for Men and Boys
THE FLORENCE STORE
90 Maple St. Florence
Telephone 828-W J. A. Longtin
Service — Quality — Satisfaction
Jones The Florist
Cut Flowers Floral Designs
Tel. 4331 Haydenville
YOU NEED OUR EXPERT
FOR BEAUTY AND COMFORT
Will call for <& deliver
Cleaners * Tailors * Furriers
I. LEVIN TAILORING CO.
First Class Tailors
Tuxedo Suits to rent
7 Pleasant St. Northampton
C. K. HATHAWAY
Ice Cream. Candy, Cigars
Dry Goods Store
76 Maple St.
THE CLARY FARM
Try Our Maple Syrup
Village Hill Nursery
Mrs. Clayton Rhoades
RHODE ISLAND REDS
Bred to Win, Lay and Pay
CHAS. A. BOWKER
Hardware, Paint and General Merchandise
TELEPHONE 245 WILLIAMSBURG
Woodworth Beauty Salon
O. J. Bonneau, Prop.
M. M. Dunphy
200 Main St.
Phone 2390 Northampton, Mass.
Hardware, Sporting Goods
Fishing Tackle, Baseball, Tennis
... and Camping Items ...
162 Main St.
22 years of
Automatic Oil Heat
National Shoe Repairing
John Mateja, Prop.
15 Masonic Street
Remember the Excitement in Your Neighborhood When the Last House Burned?
Then the Sad News, "NO INSURANCE". Never Let that Happen at
YOUR HOUSE. We Will Protect you the MOMENT YOU
'PHONE US. Do it NOW.
FRANKLIN KING, Jr.
277 Main Street
NEWELL FUNERAL HOME
R. D. NEWELL
74 KING STREET
C. F. JENKINS
W. Leroy Chilson
FURNITURE COVERINGS & UPHOLSTERING SUPPLIES
Slip Covers. Cushions
Automobile Plate and Safety Glass
Auto Tops and Upholstery
Truck Covers and Canvas Goods
34 CENTER STREET. NORTHAMPTON
All Makes of Cars
"The School of Achievement"
Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and
142 MAIN ST. NORTHAMPTON
WILLIAM E. DEVLIN
Meats, Groceries, and
Charles W. Wells
MacLEOD TREE CARE
J. W. PARSONS & SON
Tractors and Farm Machinery
131 Bridge Street
JAMES R. MANSFIELD
Good Things to Eat
Candy Mailed Tasty Pastries
Refreshing Sodas Fine Ice Cream
HENRY A. BIDWELL
BIDWELL TRAVEL SERVICE
INSURANCE OF EVERY FORM
TOURS BY AIR — RAIL — BUS
TRIPS TO WORLDS FAIR
78 Main St.
JOHN H. GRAHAM, Estate
COAL OIL ICE
WIGGIN'S OLD TAVERN
An Inn of Colonial Charm
Excellent Food Popular Prices
Let us serve your Wedding Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners
FIREPROOF ROOMS $2.00 UP
Lewis Wiggins, Landlord
R. F. BURKE
201 Main Street
Our modern school systems put a lot oi work upon growing eyes
which puts a strain upon those with defective vision. Latent defects
in the eyes of children should be carefully looked after. A lit'le fore-
sight now may keep them from wearing glasses later and will help
them in their studies. Let us examine their eyes.
O. T. DEWHURST
OPTOMETRISTS AND OPTICIANS
To the graduates of the Williamsburg High School —
Our congratulations and we hope that your future
will be crowned with success.
Smart Wearing Apparel ior Young Men
AT MODERATE PRICES
Harry Daniel Associates
NORTHAMPTON'S CAMERA SHOP
"We have the film —
we load your Camera"
Phone 1040 Draper Hotel Bldg.
Pierce's Paint Store
196 Main St.
Noble & Flynn
ICE CREAM SODAS COLLEGE ICES
24 Main St.
YOU may always depend
upon the quality of flowers
which come from
WILLIAM BAKER & SON
DAVID BOOT SHOP
221 Main St.
The E & J Cigar Co.
23 MAIN ST.
Watches — Jewelery
116 Main St.
For the young man who grad-
uates this year we have every-
thing that he will need for this
MERRITT CLARK & CO.
ELY FUNERAL HOME
CHARLES E. ELY
CLEANING, DYEING & STORAGE
E. J. Gare & Son
112 Main St.
To the Graduates of the
Class of 1940
Congratulations and Success
24 Pleasant St.
SHUMWAY & RILEY, INC.
Plumbing 6c Heating
Distributor of Pioneer Oil Burners
Center St. Northampton
E. J. Gusetti
Telephone 223 Haydenville
A good place to eat
C. O. CARLSON
Berkshire Trail A. L. Beebe, Prop.
GAGNON & FORSANDER
Hampden Bottling Co.
47 Cottage St. Depot Avenue
Tel. 660 Tel. 819
T GINGER J
100 Main St., Northampton
Photographer to Williamsburg High School
Since 1917 with two exceptions
CHARLES A. BISBEE HOMER R. BISBEE
Tel. Chesterfield 4-2 Tel. Chesterfield 4-3
Dealers in all kinds of
Grain, Feed, Fertilizers, Salt, Cement, and Agricultural Tools
Bird & Sons Roofing Paper Engines and Separators
International Harvester Co. McCormick Line Harvesting Machinery
Building Material Oliver Plows and Cultivators High Grade Grass Seed
Get our prices on anything you need
before ordering elsewhere
STOREHOUSES AT WILLIAMSBURG AND CHESTERFIELD
Telephone Williamsburg 271 Williamsburg, Mass., R. F. D. 1